College of Arts & Sciences News

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:29am

Kent State University and Cleveland Metroparks partnered on study of two Parma neighborhoods near West Creek Reservation

Rain barrels, rain gardens, and bioretention cells are increasingly used as green infrastructure to capture and slow storm water runoff before it gets to nearby urban waterways, where it can cause flooding, erosion and pollution.

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 10:39am

Susan Stryker, Ph.D., one of the leading voices in the field of transgender studies, will present Trans* (In My) Life, as the first Lecture on the Study of Gender and Sexuality at Kent State University. The talk will be in the Kent Student Center Kiva on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. 

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 1:34pm

Photo of film director Oliver Stone at the May 4 Visitors CenterKent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center has been selected by the International Society for Landscape, Place and Material Culture (ISLPMC) to receive its Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:07pm

Photo of Maxim DzeroMaxim Dzero, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been granted $302,796 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project titled “Spins and Knots: The Rise of Topology in F-Orbital Materials.” The focus of this project is to conduct theoretical research aimed at better understanding electron-

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 3:42pm

Organizing prescription medications in a traditional pill dispenser is not effective enough when patients are taking up to 20 different drugs seven to nine times a day. 

Not taking the medication at the right time or taking too much results in 700,000 emergency room visits a year, 325,000 hospitalizations and 125,000 deaths.

“It’s a trillion dollar problem to deal with medication nonadherence,” said Joel Hughes, Kent State associate psychology professor and director of the Applied Psychology Center at Kent State University.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 8:48am

A Kent State University study, commissioned by WKYC-TV (the NBC affiliate in Cleveland owned by TEGNA), found that 58 percent of registered voters would support allowing adults in Ohio to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The results are plus-or-minus 4 percent and offer a glimpse into what Ohio voters are weighing with Issues 2 and 3, both on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 3:20pm

Photo of Kate LorigThe second annual Kent State University Symposium on Aging will be held Oct. 28-29 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. Online registration for the event closes Oct. 21. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 2:37pm

Immediately following the groundbreaking for the new Integrated Sciences Building, join us for a showcase of science and technology demonstrations, along with refreshments, music and fun, on the Student Green from 2:30-4:30.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 4:01pm

Photo of Richard AlleyThe third annual Water Research Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 14-15 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by the National Academy of Science with additional support from the Cleveland Water Alliance. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:20pm

Rendering 1 of Integrated Sciences Building - South ViewThe groundbreaking for Kent State University’s new Integrated Sciences Building will be Oct. 2 from 2-5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.